Recap by Seacrest Studios Intern, Lexi Miller, Clemson University
Videos by Seacrest Studios Intern, Katie Klochany
American Idol’s Season 7 winner, David Cook, made a memorable visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. David told friends in the studio about growing up in a musical household, his unconventional audition for American Idol, and details about his newest album, Digital Vein. Typically, David likes to name his records first, then form the songs based on that name. We learned that Digital Vein was originally going to be named Mirror, Mirror but was changed at the very last minute.
During the interview, David shared some details about growing up in a family that loved music. The first instrument he ever played was a violin, then three years later he learned to play guitar. Today, David owns 30 guitars! He told us the white guitar he played during his time on American Idol has now been retired to a special place on the wall in his home. Although David’s first musical breakthrough was in a school Christmas pageant as a child, the rest of his childhood he spent more focused on sports. It wasn’t until college that David started concentrating on his band and music career.
After the interview, David finished up the visit with a meet and greet with new friends in the studio. Thank you so much for making our day here at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, David!